BREMERTON, Wash. - North Texas freshman Rodolfo Cazaubon climbed the leaderboard in the second round of the NCAA Men's Golf Regional shooting a 1-under par 71. Cazaubon is tied for 11th place overall and has a shot at advancing to the NCAA Championship tomorrow in the final round.
Fellow freshman Carlos Ortiz has a much more difficult road as he posted a second-round of 80 and sits alone in 66th place after 36 holes with a two round score of 157.
Cazaubon was one of 11 players to shoot a score of under-par on the day as he moved within striking distance of the leaders. Cazaubon has a two-round score of 1-over par 145 after 36 holes and is six shots behind the leader Darren Wallace of Washington.
Cazaubon made has made his move up the leaderboard on the par 3's and par 5's on the course. He is tied for the sixth in score on the par 3's and tied for fifth on the par 5's. Through his 36 holes Cazaubon has recorded eight birdies, which is tied for seventh in the field of 75 golfers.
Cazaubon is tied for third among the individuals with Kyle Peterman of Western Illinois. He starts the final round three shots behind Brandon Crick of Nebraska and five strokes behind Espen Kofstad of Denver. He must catch either Crick or Kofstad and have a lower score than any player from a team not advancing to the NCAA Championship to move on.
The top two scores on teams not advancing to the NCAA Championship, including individual players, will advance to the championship.
The final round from the Gold Mountain Golf Club begins tomorrow morning.